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Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Streptococcus milleri in the womb/placenta should this have been detected during my pregnancy? Me and baby recieved antibiotic therapy but worried no

Strep milleri: This organism can be quite malignant, if in fact it is causing infection. It is not possible to tell whether its presence could have been detected earlier without more info on your symptoms and signs. Hope that you and your baby are getting along well and will recover uneventfully from anything this may have caused. ...Read more

Streptococcus (Definition)

Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more


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I have group b strep positive ladies during pregnancy?

I have group b strep positive ladies during pregnancy?

Discuss with OB: I would expect the OB to be extra vigilant. Since GBS can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. IV antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with group b strep during pregnancy?

How do you get diagnosed with group b strep during pregnancy?

Genital swab: It is common practice to test for this at various points during pregnancy. About 1/3 pregnant women will be positive at any one point, and that can change without any treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

What do you suggest if positive group b strep during pregnancy?

Rx during delivery: Group B Strep positive women will receive IV antibiotics during labor to prevent transmission of the bacteria to the baby during delivery. Ideally, 3 doses are administered prior to delivery. For this reason, going to the hospital for admission early in labor would be advisable. ...Read more

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What could cause a positive group b strep test during pregnancy?

Common finding: Up to a third of normal women will be gbs positive at a given point with this germ on their genitals.It is common germ that is often found in the GI tract ; poo and occasionally causes uti's in women.Its main danger comes to the newborn where it can cause blood poisoning (sepsis), and or meningitis.After close monitoring was adopted, the frequency of problems has declined. ...Read more

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What are the effects of group b strep on pregnancy and birth?

What are the effects of group b strep on pregnancy and birth?

Infection, delivery : Fortunately in north america we see fewer fetal or neonatal deaths or maternal illness than in the past. That is because there are accepted guidelines for giving antibiotics to decrease the risk of infection in the pregnant woman who carries gbs or the baby who is at risk of getting it. It is still a major threat to very small fetuses and neonates especially in developing nations. ...Read more

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My blood group is A+ and my wife's blood group is O-. she is now pregnant, only one month now. have any problem during pregnancy period or ours baby?

My blood group is A+ and my wife's blood group is O-. she is now pregnant, only one month now. have any problem during pregnancy period or ours baby?

Should be ok: This should not be a problem, but she will need to receive RhoGam at about 28 weeks and possibly after the baby is born. she needs to report any bleeding to her OB. See this link for more info: http://m.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/The-Rh-Factor-How-It-Can-Affect-Your-Pregnancy ...Read more

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How was I group b strep negative with my first pregnancy but positive with my second?

How was I group b strep negative with my first pregnancy but positive with my second?

Changes over time: GBS is a germ found normally in the digestive tract (poo) and by local contamination in the female genital tract. An estimated 3rd of women carry it at any point, but it can disappear and reappear in normal life. It occasionally causes a UTI in women, but is best known for it's potential to cause severe infection in the newborn.IV meds given during labor reduce risk, oral meds in pregnancy don't ...Read more

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What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?

What's the procedure when being tested for group b strep..I lost my 1st child to the infection at 31wks. 2nd pregnancy & im 33wks i will b tested soon?

Discuss with OB: With your history i would expect your OB to be extra vigilant. Since gbs can be transient and is present in 1/3 of women at any time, most screening occurs later in pregnancy or at the beginning of premature labor. Iv antibiotics during labor is a standard treatment as oral meds have not been shown to effect outcome. ...Read more

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What brings about a group b strep infection in pregnancy? Does diet play a role?

What brings about a group b strep infection in pregnancy? Does diet play a role?

GBS lives in vagina: Some bacteria have certain areas where they like to live. Group B Strep lives 'normally' in the vaginal area. Yes, sorry- there are bacteria EVERYWHERE and you just can't get rid of 'em. If you do, some other microbes will just take their place. Diet has no effect. Ob/gyn's screen for GBS because it can be dangerous to the baby -causing meningitis at birth -so mothers are treated prior to delivery ...Read more

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Does Penicillin VK treat Group B Strep to any degree? I know it treats Strep Throat but will it help decrease amt of GBS in colonized pregnancy too?

Should be OK: Penicillin V (Pen VK) is very active against group B strep and probably will be effective. But your doctor probably will want to retest you after treatment is completed to make sure the GBS is gone. ...Read more

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Can a O negative blood group father and a A positive mother have healthy children. Does the mother require any shots during pregnancy ?

Can a O negative blood group father and a A positive mother have healthy children. Does the mother require any shots during pregnancy ?

Yes.: The A positive mother does not require Rhogam. OB guidelines in most countries are adequate to provide for a healthy pregnancy and delivery . Requirements for anti D immunoglobulin admin. is for the rhesus negative mother given before exposure to RhD antigen. Incompatibility in the ABO system can be very easily managed by the OB and the peds/neonatologist. Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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I am a girl and 20 years old.i have AB NEGATIVE blood group.I came to know that i may face problems during pregnancy and may not give birth to perfect child.PLEASE SUGGEST ME?

I am a girl and 20 years old.i have AB NEGATIVE blood group.I came to know that i may face problems during pregnancy and may not give birth to perfect child.PLEASE SUGGEST ME?

Don't worry! If you: are pregnant and obtain good pre-natal care, you will not have a problem and your child will most likely be healthy. Please discuss this further with your own general doctor and your gynecologist. ...Read more

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My test -a urine C&S test showed the result of component organism - my result was 2000 org/ml streptococcus agalactia group B, what does this mean?

My test -a urine C&S test showed the result of component organism - my result was 2000 org/ml streptococcus agalactia group B, what does this mean?

Explanation : If it was clean catch urinalysis, the culture usually contain some amount of different bacteria. For positive result, mean infection, culture should contain more than 100,000 org/ml. Your result look benign. ...Read more

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Hi, what does group b streptococcus and scanty growth mean? I was told I have the bacteria.

Hi, what does group b streptococcus and scanty growth mean? I was told I have the bacteria.

Colonization: It means that you have been colonized by that strain of the bacteria. It only means you will need antibiotics when you deliver, but it does not otherwise cause you any problems, just your infant if they are exposed. ...Read more

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Group b streptococcus? No heath problems, urine sample may be contaminated? I'm 19 yrs old?

Group b streptococcus? No heath problems, urine sample may be contaminated? I'm 19 yrs old?

Little concern: Group b strep is a very common bacteria in the vaginal tract that can sometimes be seen in the urine. It only becomes an issue when you become pregnant in which case you will need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more